Schmidt admits dilemmas over driver choice

Vacancies in Schmidt Peterson Motorsports' IndyCar and Indy Lights lineup proving difficult to fill with talented and funded drivers

Sam Schmidt has narrowed down his shortlist of potential candidates for the second Schmidt Peterson Motorsports' entry to partner James Hinchcliffe in 2016, and has filled two of his four planned Indy Lights entries. However, he told Motorsport.com, “I wouldn’t know how to advise a parent of a young driver trying to break into our sport; there are far more potential candidates than seats available in either category”

Schmidt, who maintained his hugely successful Lights operation after he entered IndyCar full-time in 2012, has been thrilled with the immediate return to form of James Hinchcliffe since his grievous injury at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in May, but says finding a teammate for the Canadian, as well as filling the remaining two spots on SPM’s Indy Lights program, is difficult given the budget requirements.   

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Series IndyCar , Indy Lights
Drivers James Hinchcliffe , Conor Daly , Spencer Pigot
Teams Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
Article type Breaking news